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Inside USA
How politics impacts his art
Actor John Cusack discusses his new movie, War, Inc.
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2009 16:33 GMT

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This week Inside USA travels to Los Angeles to meet the actor John Cusack to discuss his new movie War, Inc. 

Cusack is a veteran of more than 50 films including Grosse Point Blank and Con Air. 
He is also known to be a strong critic of the Iraq invasion and the Bush administration.

The film, which is set in the future, is a dark political satire about a private security company working in a fictional war zone called Turaqistan.

We ask John how close the film is to the reality of what has happened inside Iraq.  

In a frank discussion with presenter Avi Lewis, he talks about his views on the privatisation of war, US foreign policy and the upcoming presidential election.

He also tells us what motivates his politics and how it impacts his work.

This episode of Inside USA aired on Saturday, April 26, 2008.

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